8th October 2020, London: GoMedia, global onboard infotainment provider, along with its new parent company, Icomera (ENGIE Solutions), is taking its offering to the skies as it announces its first aviation contract with Japanese Airlines’ new low-cost carrier, ZIPAIR.
Launching 16th of October 2020, ZIPAIR will use its fleet of Boeing 787-8 aircraft to serve passengers flying from Tokyo to Seoul. To keep passengers entertained during their journey, the partnership with GoMedia means that ZIPAIR customers will be able to access a range of complimentary onboard entertainment via their own devices, using the built-in aircraft Wi-Fi. A selection of movies, ZIPAIR special content and promotional offers will be available on board.
Roger Matthews, Managing Director at GoMedia, says: “This is an incredibly exciting time for GoMedia as we take the company from the land to the air for the first time. Our infotainment solution has already proven hugely valuable, available to rail and coach passengers worldwide and we are proud to be bringing our platform to the aviation market in 2020. We have enjoyed working closely with ZIPAIR to develop this new solution.”
Shingo Nishida, President of ZIPAIR, adds: “ZIPAIR is an affordable airline to fly with, but that doesn’t mean that our passengers will have to compromise on onboard entertainment. By working with GoMedia, we can provide a seamless experience for those travelling with us, enjoying a range of global and local content delivered direct to their handheld devices. We look forward to extending the service in 2021.”
Matthews concludes: “For an airline such as ZIPAIR to be looking at innovative in-air solutions demonstrates the importance of onboard entertainment for customer experience and satisfaction. We have proven results in the rail and coach industries and look forward to adding aviation to our portfolio.”